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London’s National Portrait Gallery

One place I went this year in London that I really enjoyed was the National Portrait Gallery. I highly recommend it to anyone visiting London with an eye on history and especially British Royalty. For starters – it, like many museums and galleries in London, is FREE. Plenty of people there to check it out, but not nearly the crush

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The Air BnB Experience – Homestays

Hi all. It’s taken an age but finally I’m getting around to writing about Air Bnb. In the last two trips I’ve used Air BnB five times, twice for homestays and three times to rent apartments. They have been quite different experiences. I’m not sure what took me so long to finally use Air BnB. It’s really a great idea.

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Train Journeys – Ulaan Baatar to Irkutsk (Trans-Mongolian Leg 2)

After four days in Ulaan Baatar and Terelj, it was very quickly on again by rail travelling a further 1114km to the Siberian city of Irkutsk, not far from Lake Baikal (around 60km). This, it turns out, was the shortest journey of the four legs of my Trans-Mongolian as far as distance covered. However, it was the second longest in

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